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Central Slab HVS 5a

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Two pitches: 4c, 5a. A good way up the gorge. After a classically but technically straight forward first pitch, the route takes the large overhangs direct, leading to a thin unprotected slab above. Make delicate moves taking care not to fall, to the top.
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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

P2 only
Slick - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with Isabel Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/14

Lead first pitch clean, came down because of rain, light various other excuses. Should of done it. Some good 4c climbing on the first pitch, need to go back for the second.
felixizzy - Lead dnf - 16/Jul/14 with Dan

Second pitch only. Getting round the overhang felt much more awkward than I remembered.
pheotleyr - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/14 with Neil

Me - P1 Peter - P2 Moves through the roof felt hard but very nice. It's all over after you get the "distant holds" though really.
Stuart William - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Peter

First pitch is really nice at VS 4c, second pitch is a well-protected one move wonder at 5a, so quite soft at HVS. And there's no runout above the roof, at least not for Avon standards - easy climbing and bomber big hex just 3 meters above.
pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Stuart

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/13

laurence_falconer - 2nd - 11/Jun/13

First pitch only, as Jana was somewhat intimitated by the sight of the overhang on the second pitch, so finished up last pitch of Piton Route instead. First pitch of Central Slab is really good VS 4c, a little bold at the start but easy enough climbing & no polish. Oh and somebody chalked up Piton Route like crazy...
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Jana

Led P2 - one move exposed
Slick - AltLd - 02/May/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/13

Fell twice at 1st overhang
reece.robinson - 2nd dog - 21/Aug/11 with Kev Faux

tom.e - Aug/11 with Charlie Everett

RedFox - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Tom K

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/10

lead both pitches
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/09 with J

Caspar - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/08 with scorpia97

scorpia97 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Caspian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/08

georgeevans88 - AltLd O/S - Jan/07 with Harry

mike kann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Lawrence Friell

furry - AltLd O/S - Sep/04 with Neil

IceMonkey1982 - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/02

Hidden - 2000

Austin manns3 - Lead - 1999

Mickdenali - Lead - 1997

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Voting
Total votes cast 9
hard E10 of 3
E10 of 3
easy E10 of 3
hard HVS0 of 3
HVS2 of 3
easy HVS1 of 3
hard VS0 of 3
VS0 of 3
easy VS0 of 3
hard 5b0 of 3
5b0 of 3
easy 5b0 of 3
hard 5a0 of 3
5a3 of 3
easy 5a0 of 3
hard 4c0 of 3
4c0 of 3
easy 4c0 of 3
3 Stars0 of 3
2 Stars1 of 3
1 Star2 of 3
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Style of ascent

Lead11 of 27 (40.7%)
Followed4 of 27 (14.8%)
Alt Leads9 of 27 (33.3%)
Unknown3 of 27 (11.1%)

'Climbed'11 of 27 (40.7%)
clean O/S13 of 27 (48.1%)
clean rpt1 of 27 (3.7%)
dogged1 of 27 (3.7%)
dnf1 of 27 (3.7%)